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India to Buy 145 M777 Howitzers From US

India's Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) approved the acquisition 145 M777 ultra light weight howitzers from the United States. 25 of the howitzers will be delivered from the US and 120 delivered from an Indian assembly and integration facility created in India by Mahindra. The contract is expected to be worth about $750.

Extended Range Modifications Could Double the Range of Current Howitzers

Picatinny Arsenal engineers have been working to create a longer, newly modified M777A2 howitzer that has the potential to double the range of current M777 artillery systems. Charged with developing technology to extend the range of all 155mm artillery, the Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) project is funded by science and technology office at the US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC).

Chinese combat recce vehicle displayed with copies of US killer micro-drones

PL02 is a vehicle mounted integrated battlefield reconnaissance comprising a ground surveillance radar with fire detection, location and artillery fire direction capabilities. The radar...

Special review: Israel’s largest defense technology display at Eurosatory 2014

Israel's participation at the Eurosatory defense exhibition this year was the largest ever. This review covers many of the highlights displayed at the Israel national pavilion organized by SIBAT, Israel's defense export directorate.

Bharat Forge Expands Artillery Systems Offering

With upgrades and modernization for its artillery systems long overdue, the Indian Ministry of Defense is likely to make heavy investments in this field...

Kalyani Group Expands Defense Activities, into Artillery, Systems Modernization and Upgrading

The Pune based engineering technology focused Kalyani Group is intensifying its efforts in addressing the requirements of Indian defence sector. The company is expanding...

India’s Planned Mountain Strike Corps to Cost $13 Billion

The Indian cabinet committee on security (CCS) gave its approval for raising a mountain strike corps along the China border. This would be India's...

Bharat Forge and Elbit Systems to Establish a JVC for Artillery...

Elbit Systems and Bharat Forge Limited announced today plans to establish a Joint Venture Company (JVC) to address the Indian Ministry of Defence and...

Oto Melara, Diehl Defence to Share Production of Vulcano Precision Artillery...

Above: PzH2000 SP gun // // Oto Melara and Diehl Defense signed today a cooperation agreement during the Eurosatory 2012 exhibition, formalizing the framework for a...

India to purchase US M777 Howitzers from BAE Systems

Nearly 27 years after the controversy over the purchase of howitzers from Swedish-based AB Bofors the Government of India approved today the purchase of 145 M77 155/39-caliber howitzers at a total cost of $650 million from BAE Systems.

Samsung Techwin, Larsen & Turbo Formalize Partnership Addressing Indian SPG

The South Korean Samsung Techwin (STW) and its Indian partner Larsen & Turbo Ltd. (L&T) announced today a teaming agreement addressing the development and production of the ‘K9 Thunder’ self-propelled artillery system (SPG) in India.

100 New Howitzers is but a Drop in the Sea of...

The delay in modernizing the Indian Army artillery for over two decades is of significant concern. By late February, the Army placed an order with the OFB for 100 artillery guns of 155mm/ 52 caliber. In addition, local production of the 300mm SMERCH rocket system is expected to begin in India in the coming months.

Middle East Defense Update Sept. 21, 2011

U.S. Delivers GBU-28 Bunker-Busting Bombs to Israel | Airbus Military Delivers First C295 Medium Transport to Egypt | Turkey, Egypt Discuss Possible Export of Anka UAV | Qatar to Buy Six MH-60R Maritime helicopters | UAE to Buy Hellfire Missiles, Link 16 Datalinks | Saudi Arabia to Equip Three Artillery Regiments with U.S. Howitzers | Rafael Fires Spike ER Missiles for Indian Evaluation | Israel defense Forces to Deploy Additional Automated 120mm Mortars | Bahrain to Buy Wireless TOW 2 Missiles

Saudi Arabia to Modernize Three Artillery Regiments with M777A2, M119A Howitzers

Saudi Arabia is seeking to buy M777A2 lightweight, air-mobile howitzer guns from the U.S., three artillery battalions (53 guns) and associated target acquisition and fire locating radars, in an arms package worth about $886 million
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